Months after the Twitter accounts of several prominent personalities were hacked, now the microblogging site has confirmed that the Twitter account for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked on Thursday.
As per the report by, Times Now News, the account was reportedly hacked at around 3:15 am on Thursday.
#Twitter confirmed on Thursday that an account of PM #NarendraModi's personal website was hacked with a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency https://t.co/bILxPuZuwJ
— The Hindu (@the_hindu) September 3, 2020
After the account hack, a series of tweets asking its followers to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency were posted from the account.
While talking about the issue, a Twitter spokeswoman said, “We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted.”
While ‘John Wick’ the hacker is an alias like ‘Elliot Alderson,’ here’s who the fictional character ‘John Wick’ actually is.
‘John Wick’ who is a fictional character played by Keanu Reeves in a Hollywood movie of the same name, follows the story of an ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took everything from him.
Part of a three series franchise, it began with the release of John Wick in 2014 followed by two sequels, John Wick: Chapter 2 in 2017, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum on in 2019.
Further, into the franchise, we learn more details about the titular character, and how Wick was an orphan taken in by the Tarasov Russian Mafia and raised as an assassin. His ruthlessness earned him the nickname Baba Yaga or Boogeyman. At the beginning of the first film, Wick has been inactive for five years, having retired from the Tarasov Russian Mafia.
In the third film, we even get to know his real name — Jardani Jovonovich. We even see a glimpse of Wick’s back tattoo which reads “Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat” in Latin. This phrase, translated to say “Fortune Favors the Bold,” is a motto of the Marine Corps.
The details on John Wick’s backstory ultimately leave fans with much more knowledge about Baba Yaga and his journey to the character we see on screen by the end of the third film.
While many hackers have taken up the name ‘Elliot Alderson’ from Mr.Robot, played by Rami Malek who plays a hacker, John Wick isn’t shown as a cyber-security expert or a hacker in any of the movies.
As a strange coincidence, the character who plays ‘John Wick’, Keanu Reeves, has his birthday today (2nd September). Earlier, in July, unidentified hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies in an apparent Bitcoin scam.
PM Modi's Twitter account hacked.
🙄😕 Bitcoin? John Wick? Paytm Mall?
screenshots source: twitter pic.twitter.com/gj4E2Oai5z
— Irfan (@simplyirfan) September 2, 2020
The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked. The fake tweets offered to send USD 2,000 for every USD 1,000 sent to an anonymous Bitcoin address.